Not Stone Henge……

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Wiltshire is famous as the location of the iconic ‘Stone Henge’.  Also, in Wiltshire, on the Longleat Estate on Prospect Hill at Heaven’s Gate, can this really be tomorrows Stone Henge……   well not quite.   But who knows, may be sometime in the millennia to come, some archaeologist will stumble across a stone, then another…then a whole new story will be created. 

Like lots of other additions to the Longleat Estate it is just a little bit of creative fun.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

15th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

An English Garden…..

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Stourhead Gardens, Wiltshire

Well worth exploring.  Village, Gardens, Lake and Arboretum, if you haven’t visited  it is somewhere to add to your to do list. A destination for after all the current restrictions have been lifted and we all feel comfortable about travel and exploring  freely once again.

Till then……

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

4th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

Silent Sunday….So Off to Church

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The Church of Saint John the Baptist in the village of Horningsham

This lovely 12th century country church is the Parish Church of  Horningsham, a small village in Wiltshire and just about on the border of neighbouring Somerset.

Like all old churches Saint John’s has undergone several ‘makeovers’ over the centuries.  The Bell Tower was added in the 16th century and much of the structure rebuilt ii 1844.

The village of Horningsham is also a part of the Longleat Estate and was once an important agricultural and timber centre of the estate.

But times change and Longleat is now much more well-known as a Tourist Theme Park… the first to introduce Lions and other Wild animals in a Safari Park.

Longleat House, majestic in style, is itself rich in history and well worth time spent visiting.

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2nd December

(C) David Oakes 2018

Silent Sunday…..So Off to Church

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The church of Saint John in the village of Horningsham, Wiltshire on the edge of the Longleat Estate and adjacent to the appropriately named Heavens Gate.

Saint John’s is the idyllic English Church, set on a hill overlooking a very peaceful rural scene that has changed little since the church was built in the 12th century. Like most churches of its age it has passed thru phases of renovation, modification, extension and rebuilding, the last rebuild being in 1843.

20th August

(C) David Oakes 2017